2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 7, 2006 10:19 AM by Ignitrix

    AS3 - dynamic class names with *new* operator

    Ignitrix
      I'm using AcrtionScript 3 and Adobe Flash 9 Public Alpha.

      I have 50 movie clips in the Library that use Linkage to set the Class name to: Img1, Img2, Img3, ..., Img50.
      I have a parent class named RandImg. I want the constructor for RandImg to randomly select one of the 50 movie clips from the Library and display it. I could get this working by generating a random number, and then writing a really huge switch statement to associate each possible random number with its respective Library Movie Clip Class name, but I would much rather do this with a dynamic/variable class name based on the random number, such as:

      var nImgChoice:Number = Math.floor( Math.random( ) * 50 ) + 1;
      var mcImg:MovieClip = new [ "Img"+String(nImgChoice) ] ( );
      addChild( mcImg );

      Note that this used to be possible in AS 2 by doing the following:

      this.attachMovie( "Img"+String(nImgChoice) , "mcImg", this.getNextHighestDepth());

      Suggestions?
      Thanks,
      ~JC